Monday, December 1, 2008

Back From The Dead

OK, I really need to get back on the ball here. It's been, what, two weeks? And the BMX world has been merrily going on its way without me. But hey, sometimes real life interferes with this whole blogging thing, and when you've got a staff of one (including yours truly) it's easy to go off the rails. So I apologize. Hopefully I haven't lost any of you for good. I promise to get back on the daily grind, even if some days are less wordy than others.

Anyway, where to resume? There's the new Stricker, I suppose—now with the ever-important lower toptube and entirely superfluous (yet admittedly cool) headtube badge. But no, since S&M's flash-based site still renders it unlinkable, I'm gonna pass. Maybe I'll write a haiku about it later in the week.

What else is there? I haven't even looked at BMXfeed in God knows how long. Am I still a featured feed? Yes? Good. Even more of a reason to update.

Should I talk about the Nike video? Unlike some other people, I have no problem whatsoever with Nike being involved in BMX. And the video—at least the parts I've watched—is bananas. Garrett Reynolds obviously isn't human, and Dennis Enarson is suspect as well. Not sure why because they weren't that similar, but Enarson's part reminded me of Kurt Rasmussen's Left/Right part for some reason. It's weird that you can tell how light bikes are now just by watching videos. I have yet to watch Spinner's and Nigel's parts, but I presume they include a lot of tailwhips and barspins respectively. And Mirracos.

You know, I think I'll just leave off for now. Call it a comeback. And feel free to e-mail me about stuff or leave suggestions in the comments. I know there are things I wanted to talk about, but my memory's failing me. Damn old age. Or maybe it's the Morbid Angel.

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19 comments:

Anonymous said...

meow

^o.o^

Anonymous said...

glad you're back.

Robert said...

I rode the Brooklyn banks last week and ran into a kid on a razor that was riding really similar to most bmxers you see now, maybe even better. He was doing nose manuals on a long box to whips. I asked him if he rode bmx and he laughed and said whats the difference?
Exactly.

Lower down tubes/shorter seat tubes, shorter cranks, no drive train, shorter wheel base.
Lets scoooter it up brah!

Anonymous said...

damn. I was getting worried

Anonymous said...

He lives!!!!

http://www.danscomp.com/101975.php?cat=BIKES

Take a look at this ^ a brake-less entry level Complete. I'd say it's right up your ally I mean that's like jumbo shrimp right? Glade your back man Oh and I vote the Subrosa Novus frame the least Superfluous BMX part of 2009.

Anonymous said...

Nigel's part is grind mania

Anonymous said...

SODIUM

Anonymous said...

I've been listening to a lot of Immortal Rites lately... too bad you don't mention it on the board, not enough metal heads on there! LOLZ

Beau said...

There is no reason to hate Nike or their video, and everyone who has is just grasping at nothing. I think it was a comment on the last article someone says Nike is exploiting BMX -ridiculous. Would Nike support BMX if there was no money for them in it? Of course not, nobody would. They are hooking up good riders and making good products, it's not like Garret Reynolds is an indentured servant and Nike is the only available shoe in the bmx market. Will they fade away like Boks (the original delve from a big brand into bmx)? Maybe, maybe not, but for now they are funding badass contests/ramps (they hooked up a ton of limited edition animal pedals at the jam too if you were there ) so why not enjoy the benefits? It's like not taking a hot chick home from the bar for one night because you aren't sure she "cares" about you - you aren't getting married anyway, just have fun with it.

Stephen said...

I refuse to watch Spinner's part.

Because after spending the weekend watching awesome shit like Richie Jackson's parts from various skate videos, I don't want to see anything that will make BMX shitty for me.

VxD said...

You're lucky your RSS is on my google homepage.

Anonymous said...

the return of the king!

ben said...

Biohazard is playing soon. Get on that.


Was this song is UGP Face Value ?

Anonymous said...

Mosh has an all-over-print seat post clamp out. Defiling the king of all bike parts like that could earn them a SPRFLS haiku, I suppose, but...it's Mosh. Doesn't count.

noel said...

Bad Religion rules. Saw 'em in 1998 in Boston. I may not listen to them much any more but they still rock.

Glad the blog is back.

Anonymous said...

SPRFLS = a Tip Plus funded and Nate Moroshan run new bike company

yes, we definitely need this

Josh said...

Welcome back! I wasn't so much upset about the new lower standover on the Stricker frame (only supplying the demand), but getting rid of one of the most badass seatstay bridges in the world for a piece of roundbar with a laser-cut anchor in it is just criminal.

Russ said...

I thought the anchor bridge was one of the most deliciously ironical things in these featherweight days. Alas.

Anonymous said...

The anchor always reminds me of sailors.

Sailors = gay

S&M = also gay